WESTFIELD, Mass. - Ryan DiBartolomeo (Leominster, MA) and Troy Maybury (South Portland, ME) each recorded a goal and an assist to lead Southern New Hampshire University to a 5-3 ice hockey victory over Westfield State College Saturday evening. The Penmen won their second straight to improve to 9-12-1 overall, while the Owls wrap up their regular season 11-8-4.
The Penmen jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one period. Maybury got SNHU on the board at the 4:42 mark on an unassisted goal, then DiBartolomeo made it 2-0 1:40 later off assists from Jake Berube (Spotsylvania, VA) and Mac Luciani (Scituate, MA). The Owls would close the gap to 2-1 at the second intermission on a goal by Nic Power.
Southern New Hampshire scored twice in the first 6:03 of the third to extend its lead to 4-1. Bob Bryant (Nashua, NH) made it 3-1 at the 2:01 mark, then Thomas Ohlson (York, ME) scored at the 6:03 mark for the Penmen. Westfield State would close the gap to 4-3 at the 11:07 mark on a goal by Jeff Chillson, but John Frey (Westminster, CO) would add an empty-netter with 24 seconds left to seal the win for SNHU.
Southern New Hampshire closes out the regular season Monday night when it hosts Suffolk University in a 7:30 contest at The Ice Den.
NOTES: Westfield State is in its first season as a varsity program...it last fielded a varsity team in the 1988-89 season...Maybury has recorded a point in seven straight games and has multiple points in the last five contests...DiBartolomeo has multiple points in the last four games.